You are probably wondering how a recipe using cream could be low fat! This a very popular kabab dish in Indian restaurants and I decided to make a healthy version using lower fat cream cheese instead of heavy cream. It is very tender and flavorful and can be eaten as an appetizer or as a main course. I use the double skewers for grilling the chicken from Crate and Barrel. I love using them as they are easy to turn with chicken so the second side cooks evenly.
2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
8 ounce Neufchatel cream cheese (1/3 less fat)
2 tablespoon plain yogurt or milk
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup cilantro finely chopped (thick stems removed)
2 -3 long green chillies, finely chopped or ground
Cut the chicken breasts into 1″ cubes. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese, yogurt or milk till smooth.
Skewer the chicken pieces and place under the broiler (one rack from the top) and grill for 4 – 5minutes. Turn and continue grilling for another 4 minutes till the chicken is cooked.
To serve, remove from skewers and serve with lemon wedges and thinly sliced onion rings. To prepare in advance: Thinly slice raw onion into rings and add to iced water. Keep until ready to use. The onion rings will remain crisp.